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Free Trade or Fair Trade: A Symposium on the FTAA at Lewis and Clark College

In solidarity with those in Miami and around the world protesting the FTAA, the Lewis and Clark Organization for Peace and Politics and the Campus Greens will be hosting a Symposium on the harmful effects of free trade. From Monday, Nov. 17- Thursday, Nov. 20, panel discussions will address issues of the basic structure of the FTAA., its environmental impacts, workers rights, and global solidarity.

Cosponsored by Lewis and Clark Latin American Studies Department, Political Economy Department, Economics Department and the International Affairs Association
Monday, Nov. 17, 6 p.m.

Basic Structure of the Free Trade Area of the Americas
Barbara Dudley, Portland State University political science professor, and Martin Hart-Landsberg, professor of economics and director of the Political Economy Program at Lewis & Clark College, talk about the basic structure and controversy surrounding the FTAA
Room 105, Miller Center for the Humanities.

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 6 p.m.

Environmental Impact of the Free Trade Area of the Americas.
Pramod Parajuli, Portland State University Graduate School of Education professor, anthropologist and political ecologist, will speak and lead a panel discussion. Parajuli is executive director of the Portland International Initiative for Leadership in Ecology, Culture, and Learning.
Room 300, BoDine Hall.

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 6 p.m.

Workers Rights and the Free Trade Area of the Americas
Speakers will address the impact the free trade areas of the Americas have on workers locally and globally. Jim O'Connor, Operating Engineers, will speak on how the free trade areas affect the private sector; Madelyn Elder, Communication Workers Association, will discuss how the free trade areas affect the communication industry; and Mark Schwebky, Portland Community College, examines the effects on the public sector.
Room 105, Miller Center for the Humanities.

Thursday, Nov. 20, 6 p.m.

Global Solidarity and the Free Trade Area of the Americas
Alder Phillips (CBLOC/PCASC) speaks on the state of the global solidarity movement and transnational organizing; Magaly Garcia, Circulo Bolivariano de Oregon, talks about the state of affairs in Venezuela and solidarity with Chavez; and Elliot Young, associate professor of history and Latin American studies at Lewis & Clark College, speaks about Bolivia and globlization.
Room 300, BoDine Hall.

homepage: homepage: http://www.lclark.edu/org/aslc/politics.html

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